Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by zhanson88:
4.08/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Hop Rod Rye pours a slightly hazy dark ruby color with about 2 fingers of off-white head. Retention is great and the resulting lacing is chunky and fluffy. Very nice.
Smell: Brown sugar, some spiciness, a lot of citrus and some hops. Pretty sweet smelling overall, definitely different than anything than I have smelled to this point.
Taste: A lot of citrus and a bit of spiciness from the rye up front. A good deal of piney and floral hops on the back end. Fairly bitter finish. A pretty sweet taste overall.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability: This beer is between light and medium bodied with pretty smooth carbonation. It makes for a nice feel. Pretty drinkable, I can taste a bit of the alcohol. Overall, definitely a nice IPA.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2010 23:18:37 | More by zhanson88
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4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams custom.
A: Pours a translucent dark amber/light golden brown. The head is khaki, rocky, and very sticky, like that of a root beer float. It leaves a loose-weave lace and shows great retention.
S: Divinely malty. It smells of caramel, honey, wheat bread, spice, and sticky dried fruits like fig and raisins. The playful hop aroma, on the spicier side, balances everything out nicely. There's definitely some sturdy spice from the rye.
T: Very pleasant beer. A bit weak in the front due to lack of a solid hop structure. The middle is all malt: crystal, amber, and the rye. It's a complex but not overpowering grain bill. The hops debut around the finish: spicy, resiny, and woodsy.
M: Medium body with vivid carbonation, but larger bubbles. Cobbled. No evidence of alcohol or astringency.
O: This is a fun, tasty, and very drinkable beer. Everyone plays nicely together. I would pair this with spicy roasted chicken, most likely Moroccan style. A smoked pork shoulder would go well too. For dessert: caramel and spice creme brulee, apple pie a la mode, or peach cobbler.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 22:25:14 | More by Copernicus
Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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